Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Celestron Nexstar 102GT & Vixen A80Mf (mounted on Meade LXD75 and iOptron CubePro 8200 respectively) Bresser Hunter 7x50, Meade Adventure 10x50
Quote:The Celestron 8" Advanced VX (GEM) Series Edge ED is sold for $2K with free shipping. The mount/tripod isn't as heavy as the CGEM (though the payload is less too) but one can do decent amateur/beginner's imaging.
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:They both claim no coma but I believe the Celestron boats clear images to the edge. How does it compare with the LX90-ACF? The Meade is $400 less expensive plus it weighs about 18 pounds less than the EdgeHD at 52 pounds.
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Quote:Mass transit.... ??Been 40 or 40 years since I even got on a bus BUT I honestly would not even think of "carting" anything larger then binoculars...if I was forced to...Just me.. and how I am...Bob G
Quote:I'm looking at this as an on-the-go solution, something portable enough to carry with me on mass transit.